School Counseling Program Information

What is a School Counselor?

A certified and licensed educator, with a masters in school counseling, who is uniquely qualified to address all students' academic, career, and social/emotional developmental needs. School Counselors design, implement, evaluate, and enhance a comprehensive school counseling program that promotes and enhances school success for all students.

The Essential Role of the MLA School Counselor

Middle School is an exciting, yet challenging time for students, parents, and staff. Students explore many interests, and connect their learning to life. Students are often faced with many challenges such as identity, peer pressure, social relationships, skill development, and much more. The MLA School Counselor works in collaboration to help address the specific needs of students through teamwork, individual plans, programming, services, and referrals.

Services and Responsibilities

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Classroom lessons
  • Crisis response
  • Referrals for support
  • Academic planning
  • Scheduling
  • Program development
  • Parent meetings
  • Team meetings
  • Consulting with educational team members
  • Career planning
  • And much, much, more!

Please see the links below for specific information about the MLA Grades 6-8 School Counseling Program.

Related Files

Confidentiality and Informed Consent

Roles and Responsibilities 

School Counseling Standards 

American School Counselor Association Position Statements

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